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Treatment for amblyopia?

Treatment for amblyopia?

Only in the young: Amblyopia indicates an eye seeing less well than normal as a consequence of childhood dysfunction - most commonly eye misalignment or strongly hyperopic correction. To prevent it children are patched in the good eye. Once beyond 8 years of age, it cannot be altered so adults with amblyopia cannot be improved. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Do you think amblyopia treatment would yield any results if it starts at the age of 18 years?

Do you think amblyopia treatment would yield any results if it starts at the age of 18 years?

Unlikely: The brain is wired in such a way as to allow some improvement from amblyopia if treated early (before age 7). After age 9, there is little that can be done to reverse amblyopia, although intense therapy may recover a small amount of vision. ...Read more

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Are there effective treatments for dyslexia and amblyopia?

Are there effective treatments for dyslexia and amblyopia?

Dyslexia is a : Language-based learning disability that is brain-based. Intensive, long-term, multimodal therapy can improve reading skills & actually change the areas of the brain recruited for reading to those activated by fluent readers. ("overcoming dyslexia" by dr. Shaywitz). Ped. Ophthalmologists treat amblyopia with eye drops to blur vision in the better eye + glasses. Young kids usually have good results. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for a 10-year-old with amblyopia?

What is the recommended treatment for a 10-year-old with amblyopia?

Part time patching: I part time patch amblyopia until 12 y old and have seen improvement. Starting earlier is always best though. Make sure the patient has the proper glasses correction too. ...Read more

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How much would treatment for anisometropia or strabismic amblyopia cost?

How much would treatment for anisometropia or strabismic amblyopia cost?

Speak to your doc: Whomever diagnosed you should be happy to discuss cost and financing options. Your insurance company may also be able to help. ...Read more

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Do you think amblyopia treatment would yield any results if it started at age 11 years?

Do you think amblyopia treatment would yield any results if it started at age 11 years?

AMblyopia: Amblyopia can cause blindness if not detected early .Depending on the cause, sometimes strabismus, inequality of refraction or obstruction of the visual axis, if not treated by opthalmologist before age 10 or 11 child can be blind. So the answer is it depends on your problem detected by md. ...Read more

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I have amblyopia, and i'm almost 18. Will eye patch treatment work?

I have amblyopia, and i'm almost 18. Will eye patch treatment work?

Probably not: Doesn't hurt to try for a little bit (no downside), but the central nervous system is not as plastic as the peripheral nervous system and typically the visual system has completed development by that age. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

Amblyopia, or "lazy eye," is the loss of one eye's ability to see details. It is the most common cause of ...Read more